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Forum topic by fhdguy3441 posted 07-24-2014 08:12 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fhdguy3441

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07-24-2014 08:12 PM

I recently stumbled across about a dozen pieces of wood in my attic that the previous homeowner must have left. I’m not sure exactly what they are and was hoping someone here can help. I was thinking that they are maybe cabinet doors?

Thanks

Mike


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 09:28 PM

They look like either cabinet doors of some sort or small table tops.

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 09:52 PM

I have a couple of folding tables to eat while you watch TV. These look exactly like them sans the cross legs and swivel.

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 10:31 PM

I think they are drafting boards sold by the Post Company. For the younger perusers, drafting boards were used before CAD was invented. They were usually made of basswood for it’s dimensional stability and soft enough to push thumbtacks into to hold the drawing parallel to the edges of the board for using T-squares, triangles, and the like.

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#4 posted 07-25-2014 12:07 AM

Drafting board pretty sure

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 07-25-2014 01:14 PM

Thanks for the responses. Now I just have to find someone who can use them as I have no need for them.

Thanks.

Mike

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 01:46 PM


Thanks for the responses. Now I just have to find someone who can use them as I have no need for them.

They could be fairly old. As far as I know they are no longer sold.

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 02:15 PM

I must be a “younger peruser,”...where does it plug in?

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#8 posted 07-25-2014 10:32 PM

I have a drafting board just like that one. Was there a T-square with these boards?

I can’t imagine why anyone would need a dozen of them. I still use mine occasionally.

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